Whisky Tasting with former MEPs & Alistair Carmichael MP

Saturday 3rd April 2021Come talk about Whisky and Europe Former Lib Dem MEPs  with whisky maestro Alistair Carmichael MP are raising funds to support the last push in Local Elections 2021. All funds go to ALDC to support the final week of local campaigning across the UK. Alistair Carmichael - MP for Orkney and Shetland … Continue reading Whisky Tasting with former MEPs & Alistair Carmichael MP

Putting Our Futures First: Reverse the Decision to Leave Erasmus+

The Young Liberals, the youth and student wing of the Liberal Democrats, has launched a cross-party campaign for the UK to remain a member of the Erasmus+ scheme. The scheme allows students to study in participating universities around the EU. Boris Johnson pledged that “there [was] no threat to the Erasmus scheme” on 15th January … Continue reading Putting Our Futures First: Reverse the Decision to Leave Erasmus+

Don’t Scrap Green Homes Grant, Lib Dems tell Chancellor

  Ahead of Wednesday’s budget Wera Hobhouse MP, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for the Climate Emergency, has written to the Chancellor imploring him not to scrap the Green Homes Grant scheme. According to reports the Government is to withdraw funding for the scheme that aims to support people in retrofitting their homes to cut bills and reduce emissions. … Continue reading Don’t Scrap Green Homes Grant, Lib Dems tell Chancellor

Exams: Williamson has failed to show leadership

  Responding to the announcement that A level and GCSE results are to be decided by teachers, Daisy Cooper MP, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Education, commented: "Parents, teachers and pupils have been left in limbo for months because the Government has dithered and delayed about how to carry out assessments this year. Liberal Democrats led … Continue reading Exams: Williamson has failed to show leadership

Fire Safety: Rejected protection hammer blow to leaseholders

  Tonight Parliament rejected Lords Amendment Four to the Fire Safety Bill, which would prohibit the owner of a building from passing on any remediation costs to leaseholders and tenants. This followed a debate on several related amendments. Responding to the failed amendments, Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats Daisy Cooper said: “Liberal Democrats shamed … Continue reading Fire Safety: Rejected protection hammer blow to leaseholders

Unemployment: Refusal to extend furlough cost thousands of jobs

Responding to new ONS unemployment figures, showing the unemployment rate has risen to 5.1%, Liberal Democrats Treasury Spokesperson Christine Jardine MP said: "Behind each number in today's statistic is a family worrying how they will pay their bills, and hoping that next week the Chancellor will offer a big, bold innovative plan that will help … Continue reading Unemployment: Refusal to extend furlough cost thousands of jobs

Mask slips as Tories dodge vote on foreign aid

  Responding to the news that the Government will not give MPs a vote before cutting the aid budget, Liberal Democrat Foreign Affairs spokesperson Layla Moran MP said: “By avoiding a vote after promising one the Conservatives have confirmed what we already knew: they don’t need legislation to make a temporary cut.    “The Liberal … Continue reading Mask slips as Tories dodge vote on foreign aid

Secretive fund not the answer to UK’s R&D strategy

    Responding to the launch of the UK's new "high risk" science agency Liberal Democrat Business Spokesperson Sarah Olney MP said:   “Liberal Democrats have long called on the Government to invest in new technologies that will create future jobs – but a secretive fund spending taxpayer money with next to no oversight isn’t … Continue reading Secretive fund not the answer to UK’s R&D strategy